Sunday, May 25, 2008

Greenville, MS to 29 Dreams in Leeds Alabama - Day 2

We woke up in hot and humid Greenville. The AC was blasting in the room. Jamie was a little chilly when she woke up, but that changed quickly when she walked outside. We ate a quick breakfast and headed out into the humid heavy air. Rob and Jamie were fight allergies so we stopped at a Walmart in Greenville. They all look the same hehehe.

The ride to Birmingham was un-eventful. I loved how green everything was. It started to get warm by mid afternoon. We wanted to get to the campground so we could eat and take our time setting up for our first night of camping.

We stopped at this little town to take a break. We pulled up to the covered gas pumps, where a group of Harley riders were parked to avoid the heat. When we pulled up, they looked at us like we were aliens. We started to peel off our gear and they just rolled their eyes. They were all in short sleeves and jeans. Of course the women were not even in that. They asked us where we were from. I told them Dallas… They responded TEXAS?? I said yes and they again looked at us again like we were from another planet. A few minutes later they fired up their machines and after making the earth rumble and making my ears bleed they rode off. One took off so fast that if his girl had not had a sissy bar she would have been on the road as she was not paying attention. The people in the gas station just frowned and made comments. One old man said to us, that he liked our bikes, they were quiet.

Rob even had his own pump at the station.

We arrived at 29 Dreams right at 5PM. When we pulled up, it looked like the crowd was thinning out. Being that is was a holiday weekend; they seemed to have been busy. We walked inside to check in. The staff was really friendly. They offered to make us dinner and box it up for us, before the grill closed. They also made us a cooler of beer and water. They said to use what we wanted then return the rest for a credit. They were so out going and made us feel very welcome. We went down and staked out our camp area. When we walked up they had dinner ready and a nice cold beer on ice. It was awesome! I will say it again, they were fantastic!

I even had to do some minor wrenching when we arrived. The latch on the side bags had lost a screw. As you all know I am a great mechanic so it was not a big issue. Ha Ha

We set up camp and then ate dinner in our shaded camp area. It was only 90 degrees out! The restrooms and bathrooms were state of the art. These were best restrooms in a campground that I have ever seen. Hell they even had motorcycle mags in the bathrooms for your reading. We will stay there again if we are in the area. We highly recommend the place.

Rob set up his mansion of a tent, while Jackie and I were using our little tents. Rob had a harder time setting up, as the pool table was hard to move into the basement. Hehehe I got a picture of Jackie and Jamie at their best.

We hung out with another couple from Alabama that evening. Mike and Karry were a lot of fun. He was riding a full bagged Harley with a very cool trailer. It was made from an old fridge. It was very cool.

We hit the sack around 10PM. It was really warm when we laid down, but cooled down nicely during the evening. Tomorrow the trip really started as we would visit Barber and hit some nice roads in the afternoon. Day two was a good one. We enjoyed our stay at 29 Dreams.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you guys for including 29 Dreams in your travels. We enjoyed ourselves too. We wish we would have been open late on Sunday night and early on Monday morning before you left. We're please your journey was a success!

Ride Safe,

The Staff at 29!